In the wallet, that is. Six women have slammed Harvey Weinstein’s company with a class action lawsuit for battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress, among other charges. "If money is the language they speak, then so be it," say the women.
Disney's ‘Black Panther’ was the fifth-highest domestic movie opening of all time, with 97% approval on Rotten Tomatoes. The superhero film, with a nearly all-black cast including Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman, touches on colonialism and slavery.
According to a report in ‘Wired,’ News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have been skirmishing since 2007, when News Corp. employees allegedly engineered a scandal to bruise the social media company. Recently Murdoch has publicly complained about changes to Facebook’s news feed.
“It’s amazing to me that, for the first time, women are really listened to,” said the Supreme Court justice. In an interview at Columbia University, Ruth Bader Ginsburg touched on her own experiences of sexism, the 2016 presidential campaign and the Equal Rights Amendment.
Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Army veteran who lost both her legs in the Iraq war, is pregnant at 49 with her second child. When she gives birth, she’ll become the first woman to have a baby in office. Only nine other babies have been born to women serving in Congress, all members of the House.
Emily Blunt is joining Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming ‘Jungle Cruise’ movie, based on Disney’s classic ride. According to the ‘Hollywood Reporter,’ the studio plans to start production this spring. Blunt is also working with Disney on ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ due out this December.
TNT has debuted a new crime drama based on the 1994 novel ‘The Alienist’ by Caleb Carr. The series follows Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a serial-killer hunter played by Daniel Brühl, in corrupt 19th-century New York City, with Dakota Fanning playing a police secretary whose aim is to become a detective.
Aziz Ansari skipped the 2018 SAG awards and there was a notable lack of applause when his name was announced. The actor is facing backlash following a controversial anonymous essay by a woman who accused him of sexual coercion, a claim he denies and others have called a “bad date.”
A former Department of Energy photographer has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he lost his job after leaking photos of a private meeting between Energy Secretary Rick Perry and a Trump donor who heads a large U.S. mining company. A DOE spokesperson calls the accusations "ridiculous."
Legendary performer Nina Simone sang a mix of jazz, blues and folk music in the 1950s and '60s, later enjoying a career resurgence in the '80s. A staunch Civil Rights activist, she was known for tunes like "Mississippi Goddam," "Young, Gifted and Black" and "Four Women," among many others.